While your bacon and onions are cooking chop up your apples. Sidenote: I did all my chopping while the kids were napping and then put them in baggies. Then when we were ready to start my kids dumped everything in the pot and didn't have to stand around while I chopped.
Once you have all the ingredients in the pot you want to cover and let simmer for 1 hour. The soup needs to be stirred frequently, so it was actually quite nice to have 3 little helpers...they all got plenty of turns!
Doesn't that look gorgeous?
Once your soup is done simmering you want to blend to thicken it in blender-size batches. Why no pictures of this step? Maybe its because on 3 different occasions my delicious pumpkin soup exploded out the top of my blender and covered a good portion of my kitchen and myself...maybe :)
But besides the blender debacle, the entire process was a blast! True, I have a mountain of dishes to tackle this morning, but we had a great time and a delicious dinner. My kids were so proud of THEIR pumpkin soup, and it was fun to spend some good quality time with them in the kitchen.
Even though the book was for them, it reminded me that everyone needs to feel important and capable, and by letting our children try things they can't do quite perfectly yet, we are helping them take pride in themselves and their accomplishments.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! We have lots more pumpkin fun coming up and maybe another yummy pumpkin recipe or two :)